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New study confirms smoking, cancer link (reissue)
Taking up smoking results in epigenetic changes associated with the development of cancer, UK scientists have reported. ANI

Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs
A new study by an international team of researchers, including Cambridge and Oxford experts, has revealed that our propensity to be apple or pear-shaped is at least partly in our genes. ANI

Chemicals in mother's blood linked to child's obesity
A team of scientists has revealed that babies whose mothers had relatively high levels of the chemical DDE in their blood were more likely to both grow rapidly during their first 6 months and to have a high body ma*s index (BMI) by 14 months. ANI

Health, Medicine, Fitness and Well-being news for February 6, 2009

Hepatitis C virus itself kills liver cells
While liver disease in hepatitis C patients is thought to be caused by the immune systems attack on the cells in the infected organ, University of Alberta researchers report finding that the virus behind the disease itself kills liver cells. ANI

Scientists identify protein that may help understand Alzheimers disease
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara say that a protein called BAG2 offers a chance to better understand Alzheimers disease, and identify new drug targets. ANI

Smoking linked to premature aging
Researchers from University of Iowa have found a link between smoking and premature aging. ANI

Poor kids at increased risk of suffering from chronic infections
Two new studies from the University of Michigan have shown that kids from low-income families are at an increased risk of suffering from serious infections such as herpes or hepatitis A. ANI

Vitamin D deficiency linked to multiple sclerosis susceptibility gene
A group of scientists have shown that a direct interaction between vitamin D and a common genetic variant alters the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), the most common disabling neurological condition. ANI

Extra virgin olive oil helps combat breast cancer
Spanish researchers have found that extra virgin olive oil can help fight breast cancer. ANI

Taking aspirin once a week helps fight stomach cancer
Taking aspirin once a year could reduce your chance of developing stomach cancer, according to researchers. ANI

Fish oils prevent bad cholesterol accumulation in arteries
Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center have found yet another reason why eating fish can be beneficial. ANI

Fat cells interaction with brain may cast light on weight shedding process
Georgia State University researchers have discovered that fat cells in the body work in the same fashion as a thermostat regulates temperature inside a house-giving feedback to the brain to regulate the process of fat burning. ANI

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